Thomas Doherty has served in both the enlisted and officer ranks in both the National Guard and active duty Army. Originally commissioned through the Arkansas National Guard OCS program he was re-commissioned via a direct commission. He has served in multiple military occupational specialties. His enlisted time includes service in 3rd Ranger Battalion, and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). His commissioned service time includes: platoon leader of both anti-armor and long range surveillance platoons, OC/T at JRTC, MFF ODA Commander, and other staff positions. He has deployed to Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan, Botswana, and Germany. Currently he is serving as a Special Forces officer.